Ethereum 

Ethfinex Launches DAO as Executives Consider Regulatory Landscape

Cryptocurrency exchange Ethfinex, the sister exchange of Bitfinex, has launched a test decentralized autonomous organization (DAO), the company confirmed in a blog post on June 12. Ethfinex — which earlier this month launched a decentralized over-the-counter (OTC) trading platform — said it wants to decentralize control of its operations. The DAO was built by DAOstack and is known as efxDAO, with an initial funding budget of $5,000. “Today we reach an important milestone in our path to decentralised governance of Ethfinex,” the exchange’s community lead, Ben Wilson, wrote in the…

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Ethereum 

Bitfinex Subsidiary Hybrid Crypto Exchange Ethfinex Trustless Launches Decentralized OTC

Bitfinex-owned hybrid cryptocurrency exchange Ethfinex Trustless announced the launch of its on-chain decentralized over-the-counter (OTC) service in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on June 3. The system allegedly has no centralized order book or matching engine, and only financial instruments are restricted from the platform. Furthermore, the press release claims: “Customers can trade any ERC20 token, and even specify custom Ethereum addresses for tokens which are not currently listed on any exchanges.” Per the release, the new system uses blockchain to enforce an OTC transaction as an atomic swap.…

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Bitcoin 

Crypto Exchanges Bitfinex and Ethfinex Jointly Launch Initial Exchange Offering Platform

Major cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex and its spin-off Ethfinex have launched a new initial exchange offering (IEO) platform dubbed Tokinex. The news was revealed in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on May 21. As reported, IEOs have recently emerged as an alternative model of token offering wherein a centralized crypto exchange acts as a form of underwriter. The exchange, besides operating the sales, ostensibly vets both the projects themselves and prospective investors. Tokinex will reportedly use Know Your Customer (KYC) checks powered by the Blockpass mobile app for each sale…

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